Following their residence at 40mcube, Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan present an exhibition that gathers both existing works and new works produced for the occasion. Through various forms (installations, sculptures, videos, performances, etc.), the artists examine the power relations, the laws and conventions that govern our societies and the citizens, and which they propose to constantly reinvent.
Their works also shed light on strategies used to institutionalize power, but also on the tension between the individual and the hierarchical systems they are confronted with. By imagining new national, cultural or ethnic affiliations, Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan are interested in the notion of identity and they question our collective memory.
The artists thus offer a new perspective on national boundaries (Conflict Lines, 2018), which can vary according to geopolitical choices, and landscapes, whose topology can be modified by conflicts (Debrisphere.Landscape as an extension of the military imagination, 2017 – ongoing).